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Cyber Monday gaming mouse and keyboard deals: the best prices on PC gaming’s prime inputs

With Black Friday behind us, we now look ahead into more deals heading into Cyber Monday and the following week. A lot of online retailers take advantage of this week by basically discounting anything that isn’t nailed down to clear stock. This means there will an obscene amount of mediocre Cyber Monday mouse and keyboard deals. Thankfully, you’ve got us sifting through the dirt to find you nuggets of gold to make sure you don’t spend your holiday bonus on garbage.  All the best Cyber Monday PC deals you can grab today.Corsair’s excellent K95 is $70 off right now on…

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Things are so dire that this Cyber Monday gaming PC deal has no graphics card

There’s been one noticeable absence from Black Friday, and that’s new graphics card deals. Everyone wants an Nvidia RTX 3080 or RTX 3070, but they’re proving to be elusive. That’s going to continue through Cyber Monday, too. It looks like Scan is suffering from the drought as well, as it’s now offering a high end overclocked gaming PC for £1,699.99 that’s missing one vital component: a GPU.  Amazon Cyber Monday deals 2020Yes, this is a graphics-card-not-included PC, a rarity in modern times, discounted just in case you’re one of the lucky few to have one of the new cards already…

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The best Cyber Monday deals under $50

Gaming laptops, CPUs, pre-built PCs—there’s a lot of expensive PC gear you can save money on during Cyber Monday, but even with a nice discount, they’re still not cheap. That’s where this collection of deals comes in: We’ve narrowed down all the Cyber Monday deals we’ve been vetting to just the ones that cost $50 or less. Amazon Cyber Monday deals 2020Maybe you don’t have the scratch to buy something big, or perhaps you’re looking for a stocking-stuffer for the PC gamer in your life. Or, maybe you’ve got a leftover gift card from last year with a few bucks…

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To hell with it: Here’s a 32-foot long strip of RGB LEDs on sale for $16.37

These days, RGB LEDs don’t have to be contained to just your CPU cooler, graphics card, RAM, headset, keyboard, mouse, and mousepad. Not at all—it is perfectly fashionable to outfit your entire living space with RGB LED strips, which you can do for cheap with this Cyber Monday deal on remote controlled LED strips as long as 32.8 feet from Amazon.  I know you animals are thinking about doing it. You’re imagining your kitchen in aquamarine, your bathroom bathed in red like a nightclub, your whole house or apartment or bedroom pulsing and flashing at you like the floor of…

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You can get 2 Samsung 21-inch LED monitors from HP for $99 right now

If you find yourself with a sudden need for a pair of new smaller monitors—maybe you want to add digital side-view mirrors to your 32-inch curved colossus, or maybe you just like the idea of having a setup that looks like it belongs to the hacker on your favorite television show—then HP has an unusual offer going on right now that you might want to check out. It’s got the 21.5-inch Samsung SE450 marked down to a flat $69, which is a nice enough price—but it’s also offering a coupon code that will let you snag two for $99. Amazon…

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Wingspan review

If you’re anywhere near board game culture then you’ve probably heard about Wingspan. This gently thematic strategy card game about running a wildlife preserve for birds has drawn near-universal acclaim from critics and a hype train that can’t help but draw attention. Don’t let the theme deceive you, Wingspan is a game of economic strategy that can get quite complex. None of that matters when a game makes the move to digital, however. Any game can go poorly if it’s not well ported—but Wingspan is flying high as it arrives on the PC. It’s visually stunning, with beautiful audio design,…

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Cyber Monday Gaming Headset deals: offers so good you can hear the difference

There will be a bunch more Cyber Monday gaming headset deals going live after the weekend, but most of the Black Friday discounts are still live. And there are some great gaming headset deals among them. Whether you want to drop a large chunk of cash on a super high-end set (with a $380 price cut) or only fancy spending just $26 we’ve got some cans for you. There once was a time that a good gaming headset and a set of headphones for listening to music were mutually exclusive products. No more, the best gaming headsets can deliver an…

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The perfect internal hard drive for COD fans has a Cyber Monday price cut

Cyber Monday is coming, and if you’re like me and managed to miss out on all the great Black Friday deals, it might be worth stopping by our Cyber Monday hub for a look. Rid yourself of the dreaded FOMO, there’s still some juicy deals to go around. In fact, there’s finally an internal hard drive deal about that will accommodate for the excruciating game install sizes of all these modern, graphic-intensive games—the Seagate Barracuda Pro 14TB SATA HDD is down to a nifty $409.99 on Amazon. So, if you’re going to be installing the 187.9GB Call of Duty: Black…

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How and where to buy an AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPU

Following the AMD Ryzen 5000-series launch, we’ve been scouring the web in search of available stock. These chips are promising serious gaming power, courtesy of the new and improved Zen 3 architecture, so it’s no wonder everyone’s clamouring to get hold of one for their next gaming PC. Problem is: You just can’t find them anywhere right now. ‘Out of stock’ is unfortunately a term us PC lot are dealing with a lot right now. From Nvidia Ampere RTX 30-series GPUs, such as the RTX 3080, to AMD’s RX 6800-series GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPUs, there’s not a great deal…

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Crapshoot: Mega Man’s terrible PC port

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This week, it’s time to welcome a special guest from a very different platform to see what happens when console game ports go very wrong indeed. Wait, I hear you cry. Mega Man? Are you actually from Mars? In what universe does the little blue bomber originally known as Rockman count as obscure? He’s had roughly 20 million games and counting. A TV series. A bad throat condition in Captain N, even! Mega Man 2 still stands…

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Black Friday Gaming chair deals: discounts on chairs that won’t hurt your back

While graphics cards might be extremely hard to come by, Black Friday gaming chair deals are thankfully plentiful. The right chair upgrade can not only make your PC gaming experience significantly better, but also give you a more comfortable experience while doing anything else at your desk. No matter if you’re driving around London in Watch Dogs Legion or just scrolling through YouTube, you can stay comfortable and maintain decent posture (that last part is important). Especially if you’re working from home these days, one of the best gaming chairs is a great investment. Racing-style chairs remain popular, and there…

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Need a cheap monitor? This 24-inch AOC is less than $100 at Staples for Black Friday

Sometimes, you just need a monitor. Maybe you want to keep an eye on Twitter as you power your way through the latest Destiny 2 raid, or maybe you like to have a reference site open that you can glance at while you’re working on your primary monitor. More likely the former than the latter, I’m guessing, but whatever—the point is that you don’t need 4K or curves or ultra-anything, you just want a nice, basic monitor to blast some pixels into your eyeballs now and then. Amazon Black Friday deals 2020That’s a role that the AOC 24B1XHS, which is…

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Your PC deserves the sweet kiss of a magnetic screwdriver

Earlier this year I made the mistake of moving across the country during the pandemic. This rookie move inevitably led me to spend the next month and a half building bookshelves, standing desks, kitchen islands, garage storage, and endless furniture, all things that hunger for damned screws. I regret embarking on this journey without the help of a magnetic screwdriver. I feel sort of like Frodo who ran off to Mordor without trusty Sting. Let my failure benefit you, dear reader: get a magnetic screwdriver if you regularly open your PC. We’ve all experienced the third least-enjoyable thing about building…

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Black Friday Gaming PC deals: the best prebuilt rigs on sale today

If you’re one of many people hunting for an RTX 30-series GPU, an alternative might be buying a pre-built rig from a PC building company. They have their own stock of these elusive cards, so you might be able to get one from them—and a bunch of other hardware for a nice price. There are also quality Radeon cards and 20-series NVIDIA GPUs to be found this way as well. Going pre-built will cost more than doing it yourself, but there’s something satisfying about a PC turning up on your doorstep and just working. No thermal paste on your sweater,…

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Here’s 32 inches of 4K Samsung monitor loveliness for just $269

Full 4K resolution with 3,840 by 2,160 pixels? Check. Quality VA panel? Yep. 32 inches? Oh yes. From one of the biggest brands in the business? Uh huh. We give you the Samsung UJ590 32-inch, one heck of a monitor for just $269 from best buy, fully $100 off what was already a pretty sweet price. Amazon Black Friday deals 2020Now, at this price point you’re not going to get 144Hz refresh and retina-ruining HDR support. This is a 60Hz panel that tops out at 270cd/m2. But for the money, it’s incredible you can have a 32-inch VA panel form…

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Black Friday RAM Deals: the best bargain memory kits

Black Friday is finally here, which means it’s time to grab yourself a decent deal, and possibly upgrade your machine to handle the challenges ahead. One classic upgrade is to grab some more RAM, and this is just as true now as it ever was. More memory means your system will run smoother, allow you to do more things, and it can also mean your game performance improves as well—although there are limits, and you shouldn’t go chasing RAM speeds.  The good news is that memory is already in a healthy place in terms of value for money, with high-quality…

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The best Black Friday PC gaming deals for under $200

Black Friday is finally here, and we’ve been hard at work scouring the internet for the very best PC gaming deals. There are plenty of discounts on top-tier items, like 49-inch ultra-wide monitors that will let you finally see Big Geralt in all his glory or this $1,600 gaming PC packing a Ryzen 5600X and RTX 3070, but there are also more than a few sales on budget items. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to save big on items like SSDs, keyboards, mice, and so on. And even though the graphics card drought continues, now is…

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How and where to buy an Nvidia RTX 3080, RTX 3070, or RTX 3090

Nvidia released a heap of new graphics cards recently, including the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090. However, we’re now months from the initial launches, and it’s still incredibly difficult to find them in stock. Nvidia has even apologized for automated systems buying up all available stock. It’s not a problem peculiar to Nvidia either, with AMD’s RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 GPU launches delivering an arguably worse experience for the serious graphics card hunter, where they barely even seemed to appear before they were gone again.  It’s not even an issue peculiar to GPUs alone either. AMD’s…

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The ‘legendary’ Logitech MX518 is down to $20 for Black Friday

The Logitech MX518 is, hands down, the best mouse I’ve ever used. I had the original back in the mid-2000s, when it replaced my much-loved MX510 (which had been the best mouse I’d ever used up to that point), and when Logitech brought it back in early 2019, I picked one up as soon as they hit shelves—and it was every bit as good as I remembered. Now you can snag one for a lot less than I paid courtesy of Best Buy, which has them down to $19.99—that’s half price—for Black Friday. Amazon Black Friday deals 2020Unlike most gaming…

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Treat your butt to one of the best gaming chairs this Black Friday

Plot world domination in the increased comfort you deserve. (Image credit: Secretlab)As the original author of our guide to the best gaming chair way back in 2014, it’s fair to say I’ve thought a lot about my own ass and its complex requirements. Back then, I wasn’t that into the bucket-style gaming chairs which were swiftly becoming ubiquitous, partly because I was already an old man, but also because I found the build quality and actual comfort to be pretty questionable. Having spoken to an actual ergonomist who specialized in seating, I found myself much preferring the higher end ‘task…